Irving Penn - Photographs New York Thursday, April 4, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, 2004

  • Literature

    Hambourg and Rosenheim, Irving Penn: Centennial, pl. 165
    Hamiltons Gallery, Irving Penn: Cigarettes, pl. VII

  • Catalogue Essay

    An additional print of this image is in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

  • Artist Biography

    Irving Penn

    American • 1917 - 2009

    Arresting portraits, exquisite flowers, luscious food and glamorous models populate Irving Penn's meticulously rendered, masterful prints. Penn employed the elegant simplicity of a gray or white backdrop to pose his subjects, be it a model in the latest Parisian fashion, a famous subject or veiled women in Morocco.

    Irving Penn's distinct aesthetic transformed twentieth-century elegance and style, with each brilliant composition beautifully articulating his subjects. Working across several photographic mediums, Penn was a master printmaker. Regardless of the subject, each and every piece is rendered with supreme beauty. 

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Cigarette 47, New York

Platinum palladium print, printed 1974.
23 1/2 x 18 1/2 in. (59.7 x 47 cm)
Signed, initialed, dated, numbered 3/3, variously annotated including 'neg. no. 47' in pencil, and copyright credit reproduction limitation stamp on the reverse of the aluminum flush-mount.

$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $43,750

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New York Auction 4 April 2019